2.25.2010

COLOR IN THE TOILE: AN EASY DIY

Remember how satisfying coloring books were when you were a kid? This is better, I promise.

Maybe it's my bizarre obsession, as of late, with insanely candy colored floral chintzes getting to me, but I literally "colored in" an old scrap of Schumacher toile using Sennelier's Tinfix fabric paints (just Google for internet retailers).  Use a paintbrush— it goes on just like water color— and although the site says it's only for silk and wool, don't listen to them.  The dyes are more vibrant on those fabrics, but sometimes, you don't want to need sunglasses to look at your pillows. (Or alternately, drapes. Holy god, I just had a thought...how amazing would giant, billowing drapes of water-colored toile be?!)   The toile I used was cotton.


Styling and photography by (IN)DECOROUS TASTE.

11 comments:

The Style Revolution said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!!

Sunshine said...

so beautiful! i will defly be trying my hand at this.

love your blog - so great to see amazing style here in philly!! xo

Style Redux 2 said...

Wow-absolutely stunning.

bravegrrl said...

beautiful

xo
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A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful

Liz said...

You just made me love toile more.

MiA said...

beautiful colors, interesting print.

miamarionette.blogspot.com

carol said...

Nice idea, they look really good

lush bella said...

wow. i love this! so glad i found your blog. you're very talented!

laurakitty said...

What a fantastic idea! I love the way it looks- I might just have to try it.

Kerry said...

Wow, what a clever possum you are! My first visit to your blog...love it :)

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